So hard to narrow it down to 5!
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
Star Wars (Brian Wood)
It wasn’t an easy decision. I literally thought about this all day at work but I give you my Top 5 Comics of the year:
Saga (No explanation needed)
Thor: God of Thunder – This Book has been my favorite Marvel title all year long!
Uncanny X-Men – Grew up an X-Men fan, I’ve been loving whats going on here and loved Battle of the Atom.
The Walking Dead – I know some don’t care for its pace but this is one Image title like Saga I look forward to a lot each week. (Not a fan of the TV show though)
Superior Spider-Man – I totally dig Spock!! Love what Slott is doing with this, forget what the haters say! This coming from a person who grew up on Peter Parker (Aside from X-Men). The dye has been cast!!
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Top 5 Comics:
The Wake #1
Thor: God of Thunder #13
Thanks for all work you do with the site and the podcast. It has become a necessary part of my week! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
My top 5 comics are in this order:
David Speer’s top Five Comic List
2. Superior Spider-Man, the first book I read on my stack
3. The Wake, it’s replaced American Vampire as my go-to horror book
4. Infinity, Thor blew through a guy with a hammer….that was bad-ass
5. X-Factor, a great end to one of the great runs of our era
Here’s my list:5. Half Past Danger – Jurassic Park meets Indiana Jones! Yes please!4. Dinosaurs Attack – Old school sci-fi B-movie violence!
3. Saga – the tales continues to weave on nicely. Weirdest road trip ever.
2. Transformers Regeneration One – really stepped up a gear this year, and with issue #0 they pulled out all the stops and gave the fans a real treat.
1. Transformers Monstrosity – perfectly paced universe spanning mini-epic. And the artwork is phenomenal!
Just noticed all my picks involve robots and/or dinosaurs! 🙂
1- The Wake
3- Thor, God of Thunder
Hope you’re all well.
In no particular order, here’s my top 5 series of the year:
Infinity – The scope, scale and sheer ambition of this story were breathtaking. Organically branching out from the two series that spawned it, this epic space opera was an event all others should look to for what their purpose should be. Brilliant story and actually of consequence, loved it!
TMNT – After a rather mediocre start to the year, this series came thundering back with the City Fall arc. For someone who has been a TMNT fan for as long as I can remember, this comic has gone places that the turtles never been before. I think City Fall will be a story that’s looked back upon as a landmark in TMNT lore. Also, a mention has to go to Mateus Santolouco’s art, it perfectly suits the tone of the book and is downright glorious to look at.
Batman – It’s Batman.
The Wake – I’m not sure I can put my feelings about this book in a more eloquent way than when Steph spoke about it a while back. Quite simply, this book rocks. From Sean Murphy’s art, to Snyder’s quality writing, it hits all the spots. All that and the series hasn’t even finished yet!
The Movement – The little book from Gail right out of left field, with characters from the left of that field. The fact that this great series sells so little is a travesty. Full of surprises about the main characters and a unique story that moves along with perfect pacing, this book is Gail Simone at her finest!
Honourable mention for Superior Spider-Man as well. Genuinely one of the most exciting titles out there and looks set to carry on in that vein for some time to come.
1. Sex Criminals
4. Young Avengers
Randy Z. Ochoa
Rachael risingAlso, I like how all new xmen and uncanny xmen play off each other. It gives the stories weight and makes for an exiting read. I don’t think I would be enjoying either one as much without the other.
Hi Bobby, hi people of talking comics! I’m a big fan of the site and podcast (I’m Paul_Writes on twitter etc) and heard your calls for our ‘top of’ lists of 2013. I got a bit carried away on these so stripped it back from top ten to five.
1. Locke & Key Omega/Alpha – I can’t describe how awesome this series is! Probably my favorite series of the last ten years, masterfully written and crafted. The art has gone from strength to strength issue to issue, volume to volume. Locke & Keys tempo in these final volumes has been high from the start, a real master class in storytelling. Highly recommended series!
2. Baltimore – Widow and the Tank & The Inquisitor one shots & The Infernal Train mini.
A hidden gem of a series. The continuing adventures of Lord Henry Baltimore, sword baring wooden legged avenger. Tracking his mortal foe Hagus the vampire lord across Eastern Europe following the first world war. The story telling and art work are so well fitted, the series has remained very consistent throughout the course of its mini-series and one shots. Unlike the other Mike Mingola books this doesn’t tie in with the ‘Mingolaverse” and is another recommended series for me.
3. Prophet – 2013 has been another amazing year for this series and the continued adventures of the John Prophets. Brandon Graham is putting out one of the most creative titles on the shelves right now. Half the time I don’t know what’s going on but that’s the fun of it.
4. Fables/Fairest – A bit of a cheat doubling this one up but the series really do complement each other well, the quality of Fables is definitely present in Fairest. Much as Werewolves of the Heartland was one of the stand out OGN’s of 2012, Fairest in all the Land is one my top picks for 2013.
5. The Bounce – Another series under the radar. The Bounce is an esoteric superhero mystery from Joe Casey and featured that prominent cover of the lead character Jasper Jenkins smoking a joint on the variant of issue #1 which I think caused a lot of potential readers to dismiss this book. The sales are really poor, lower than The Movement even! But the story pacing, artwork, and general direction of the plot are all excellent. The story telling of Jasper’s drug induced dimension hopping and the mysteries around it has been very compelling. I hope this series doesn’t get cancelled, I feel like Casey has a great story to tell here.
Looking forward to All New Invaders and more Sandman Overture for 2014, and I’m calling Dead Boy Detectives as one to watch too!
PS, you guys should consider having a message forum!
Thanks guys, I hope you all have a great holiday and new year!
Here is my best attempt at compiling a list of favorites. Did I do it right?
Mark Waid, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Lee Weeks, Matt Fraction
David Aja, Chris Samnee, Michael Allred, Greg Capullo
Captain Marvel #10, #11, Daredevil #26
Captain Marvel #14, #17, Daredevil #26, Daredevil: Dark Nights #3,
Enemy Within, Infinity, Angels Unaware, Zero Year
New Comic (On-Going, Mini, or One-Shot):
The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Fraction, Pretty Deadly, Velvet, Quantum and Woody
The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction, The Wake, Sex Criminals
Daredevil, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Batman
Over-all Comic (On-Going, Mini, or One-Shot):
Daredevil, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye
Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!